If you read my last article about doing a photoshoot, you know my stance on who should be posing for the camera. Again, I think all women should experience it at some point in their lives. I’ve never given someone their final shots and have them regret it. This is all well and good, but I need to discuss the opposite type of person – the numerous, disillusioned women who think they have a future in modeling.
They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. This might be the biggest thing to consider when you look in the mirror and start wrapping yourself in the compliments you’ve gotten over the years about your looks. I think a lot of lady friends are attractive. Yeah, sometimes I tell them that. This certainly doesn’t mean I think they should be in the next issue of Vogue. I will never tell someone they should consider modeling unless I mean it.
If you think you’re pretty and want to know if you should be a model, all you really have to do is compare yourself to one. Do your proportions look like they were created by Da Vinci? Are you being offered serious money to be photographed? Has any company shown interest in you modeling for them? If so, by all means you should hop on that train asap.
If this isn’t the case, you may be pretty, but don’t daydream too hard. Women are simply more attractive than men, so it’s quickly pointed out. Obviously I’m biased on that, but it’s kinda how nature sorted things out. The biggest problem is that women equate models with beauty. They’re an example, not the standard.
So the moral of my little story is when someone tells you you’re beautiful, accept it as a compliment. Don’t hit up the photographer you know all excited to launch your modeling career. Either it won’t happen or it will quickly veer off into pornland and you’ll wonder how you got there. Or you may fit into the .1% that are model quality, in which case, chase your dream.See some words or phrases that you don't understand? Check out The Dragon's Lexicon.